an old story, but it has come back to haunt me

I still feel as if I am walking under a cloud. Something just isn't right. I'm tired of this. I'm tired of doctors and tests and getting no answers. I'm tired of organizing and tracking my own healthcare.

I had a liver specialist order tests in the spring. I completed the tests, and then he left the province without sending any reports to any of my doctors! Even better - he didn't even write the reports! This non-existent report is holding me up from starting anotherMS medication.

I remember the morning when I had the blood test done. It was a fasting test, and I was told that I could go to any of the clinics on the list that he gave me. So Jason and I drove to a lab that is right here in Transcona. Well the technician at this lab would not take any blood because she couldn't read all of the tests that were required (which affects how much blood to take, and what to do with the blood once it is drawn). She was pretty snippy with me, especially when she couldn't get the doctor or his office on the phone. So needless to say, she sent us to the nearest hospital lab to have them draw my blood.

The hospital lab wasn't familiar with the group of tests either. But at least they put more effort into finding out what was required of them. The technician used her computer, and made several phone calls. In the end, she successfully squeezed 6 viles of blood from me. I don't want to have to repeat this blood collection.

I'm just tired - mentally, physically, emotionally. Tired.

Emily

3 comments:

corina said...
November 4, 2007 at 4:42 PM

hang in there em. perserverence will hopefully uncover the mysteries. we're rootin' for ya.
:)c

Ladyfingers said...
November 6, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Oh Em....It seems that every turn you take you are running into incompetent people. I am so sorry. I know how difficult it is to draw blood from you. I guess you have my veins. I sympathize. Things will start turning around for you
oops.. I mean changing for the better; I know they've been turning for a year and a half!

Mom

Emms said...
November 6, 2007 at 5:54 PM

hahaha - re: things turning around. Aren't you a funny mummy.

Yes, I do seem to run into incompetent people everywhere - maybe I should move.

No doubt, do I have your veins!

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